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Overcoming the Skilled Labor Shortage



Clark Schaefer Hackett has assembled an all-star lineup of employment and workforce experts to address the issue of skilled labor shortage. Bill LaFayette, noted economist and owner of Regionomics, will provide his unique insight on the economic and workforce environment throughout the Central Ohio region. Following Bill’s presentation, we’ll feature a panel of business and industry leaders who will provide an in-depth look at the labor challenges businesses face and what’s being done to bridge the gap. Panelists include:

  • Kim Wilson, Superintendent, Tolles Career & Technical Center
  • Mark Debellis, President, Suburban Steel
  • Pete Turner, Principal, Clark Schaefer Hackett

Attendees will:

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the current economic environment in the Central Ohio region
  • Gain a better understanding of the current employment landscape, including job and growth trends
  • Learn which industries are most impacted by the skilled labor shortage
  • Learn which skills are in greatest need
  • See how companies are competing in the war for talent
  • Learn how employers, educators and economic development communities are responding
  • Understand how to take advantage of tax credits and incentives available for training and hiring